Trial and Error: getting a little creative

I’m still working on the green blouse to match my dress and it’s taking way longer than I expected for two reasons: 1) it’s too friggen hot; and 2) I’ve had to rework some of it because my brilliant plan didn’t pan out. Since Monday, we’ve been having a bit of a heat wave. I…

Finishing touches

As I said in my previous post, I made this dress once before and made a total mess of the inside. I would be so embarassed if anyone were to look at the inside, but I can’t bear to get rid of it because I still love the cut and fabric. I was determined to…

Preparing the fabric

One of the hardest habits I’ve had to break is rushing to put all of my pieces together and divorcing myself from my sewing machine. The two biggest lessons I’ve learned are the value of hand-stitching and taking pains to prepare my pattern, fabric and marking not in chalk but thread tracing. When making my…